We had to learn it at at school, we also had to learn it well enough to recite in class but until quite recently I could only remember the first two lines - honestly this aging process has its drawbacks lol - however thanks to our trusty friend G*oogle and the Internet, here it is - and I wonder why I’ve never searched for it before.
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breast peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.
Walter De La Mare (1873 - 1956)
As I read this now it all comes back to me, standing there in the class room feeling quite confident, one of the few times I did so, reason being I knew every line. I never ever did well at written exams but sailed through anything oral.
That’s me – never have trouble talking lol
What would be your favourite poems and who are their authors?